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Tabletop AARs / Re: Wings of Glory WWI: Staaken
« Last post by Staggerwing on November 20, 2018, 04:35:31 AM »
That looks cool! I love the Staaken (not so)mini.
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Tabletop AARs / Wings of Glory WWI: Staaken
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on November 19, 2018, 09:32:39 PM »
We played a quick game of Wings of Glory: WWI this evening.  Hadn't played in a looong time so we just threw together a quick battle.  I played as the Germans and took up a Zeppelin Staaken bomber with a Fokker Dr.I and an Albatross DIII as escort.  The RFC had a Camel, an R.E.8 and a Sopwith Strutter.

The Brits got a lucky hit on the bomber and blew it apart the turn after it got its bombs off, destroying the Brit HQ.  The Brits lost their Camel to fire and their R.E.8 due to navigational errors (it flew off the map).
























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Digital Gaming AARs / Re: Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm AAR
« Last post by nelmsm on November 19, 2018, 12:15:43 AM »
Wow, what a fight.  Finally got the Soviets to 70% losses but I was sitting at 42% myself.  Learned a thing or two that I hope will save my bacon in the next battle.  Only 4 more to go in this campaign but another one like this and we'll be looking to hold at the Rhine!  The A-10's finally showed up and made the difference as those two planes made one run and took out the last 7 tanks and 2 AD units to get me to where I needed to be. It was scary though seeing just how many Soviet units were left.

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Digital Gaming AARs / Re: Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm AAR
« Last post by nelmsm on November 18, 2018, 10:56:08 PM »
Finally back to the Northern German Plain with the Hell on Wheels.  The road from Bucholz to Sprotze has turned into a Soviet junkyard of wrecked vehicles as my dug infantry and Abrams on the hill top have wreaked havoc on the Soviet advance.  Despite the odds I've still one lone Stinger unit in Bucholz itself.  The Soviets fire a few shots as they drive by on their way to the front.  Finally remembered that I can use smoke to my advantage but it really hasn't made a big difference to this point.  I've finally received tank reinforcements so I feel comfortable in holding the Soviets and will try and retake the two VP hexes this side of the Steinbach from Bucholz.  Soviet artillery has been exacting it's due though as they have been hitting hard.  Currently I can issue orders every 13 minutes to 41 minutes to the Soviets.

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Tabletop AARs / Re: Western Sinai: October 8, 1973
« Last post by MengJiao on November 07, 2018, 09:59:31 AM »


   Nightfall October 10.  The Israelis have retreated down south and face a big Egyptian offensive up north.  The score is -32.  Three or four more days like the 10th and the Egyptians get a scenario victory and all their war aims.  The Egyptians have an armored division that hasn't even crossed the canal yet.  So -- more retreating or another counter-attack?  I'll throw the dice and see what happens.  The game is played with up to 3 dice -- but I'm going with one: 1 or 2 fall back up north, 3-4 adjust with minor attacks, 5-6 as big a counter-attack as possible:

  The morning of the 11th finds the Egyptians looking at a large Israeli force on the Canal.  Historically this would have been very good for the Egyptians and even in this scenario -- a probable minor defeat -- but nothing too bad.  So the Israelis rolled themselves a 6 and the score is -34 (due to pretty heavy loses on both sides).  I think this game breaks down at this point for 3 reasons: 1) too much hindsight in the solo player 2) Useless rules for getting Israelis across the canal 3) a need for some kind of political cards and/or a point system -- if there was ever a politically-driven war -- this is it.  So -- End of Game -- minor probably beneficial defeat for Egypt:

 
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Tabletop AARs / Re: Western Sinai: October 8, 1973
« Last post by MengJiao on November 06, 2018, 10:42:18 AM »


   The Israelis attack on the night of the 9th, lose an A-4 step and blast an Egyptian Infantry Bde back a long way (a breakthrough even):

   The Egyptians attack way south -- hoping to draw off some pressure from the north.

   Nightfall October 10.  The Israelis have retreated down south and face a big Egyptian offensive up north.  The score is -32.  Three or four more days like the 10th and the Egyptians get a scenario victory and all their war aims.  The Egyptians have an armored division that hasn't even crossed the canal yet.  So -- more retreating or another counter-attack?  I'll throw the dice and see what happens.  The game is played with up to 3 dice -- but I'm going with one: 1 or 2 fall back up north, 3-4 adjust with minor attacks, 5-6 as big a counter-attack as possible:

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Tabletop AARs / Re: Western Sinai: October 8, 1973
« Last post by MengJiao on November 02, 2018, 03:04:17 PM »


   The Israelis attack on the night of the 9th, lose an A-4 step and blast an Egyptian Infantry Bde back a long way (a breakthrough even):

   The Egyptians attack way south -- hoping to draw off some pressure from the north.
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Tabletop AARs / Re: Western Sinai: October 8, 1973
« Last post by MengJiao on November 02, 2018, 03:02:24 PM »

   Morning of the 9th (Turn 3) finds part of Magen's division cut off and Budapest having been captured.   It was a rough night up north.  Magen attacked to clear the road to Budapest and the Egyptians attacked his support echelons with infantry through the marsh and about 800 commandos that choppered in undetected.  The Egyptians might have done better just to make trouble on the supply lines, but the attack was driven back and the supplies are still cut.
   Fighting and troop movements elsewhere left the score at a very sad -3 in Egypt's favor.
   Here's the morning situation up north as the Israelis prepare to counter-attack:

   Nightfall on the 9th.  the Israelis have gotten back to a more coherent line and have a full-strength armored bde arriving.  They have a pile of shot-up tanks that they can repair near Televisia (which is now in no-man's land) and the score is -9 in Egypt's favor:

   The Israelis attack on the night of the 9th, lose an A-4 step and blast an Egyptian Infantry Bde back a long way (a breakthrough even):
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Tabletop AARs / Re: Western Sinai: October 8, 1973
« Last post by MengJiao on November 01, 2018, 01:07:16 PM »

   Morning of the 9th (Turn 3) finds part of Magen's division cut off and Budapest having been captured.   It was a rough night up north.  Magen attacked to clear the road to Budapest and the Egyptians attacked his support echelons with infantry through the marsh and about 800 commandos that choppered in undetected.  The Egyptians might have done better just to make trouble on the supply lines, but the attack was driven back and the supplies are still cut.
   Fighting and troop movements elsewhere left the score at a very sad -3 in Egypt's favor.
   Here's the morning situation up north as the Israelis prepare to counter-attack:

   Nightfall on the 9th.  the Israelis have gotten back to a more coherent line and have a full-strength armored bde arriving.  They have a pile of shot-up tanks that they can repair near Televisia (which is now in no-man's land) and the score is -9 in Egypt's favor:

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Tabletop AARs / Re: Western Sinai: October 8, 1973
« Last post by MengJiao on November 01, 2018, 10:09:57 AM »

  the Israelis spent points to get some aircraft ready and now are at -30.  It's a gamble, but one of the few things they can boost.  I guess they can get Bar-Lev to replace Gonen at Southern Command for a bargin 3 points off!  And they got the US airlift TOW weapons for free.
  So Player2 -- the Egyptians attack pretty carefully (using 12 positive points to bring over 5 brigades and some AT weapons) -- one attack per division to minimize command control problems:

   Morning of the 9th (Turn 3) finds part of Magen's division cut off and Budapest having been captured.   It was a rough night up north.  Magen attacked to clear the road to Budapest and the Egyptians attacked his support echelons with infantry through the marsh and about 800 commandos that choppered in undetected.  The Egyptians might have done better just to make trouble on the supply lines, but the attack was driven back and the supplies are still cut.
   Fighting and troop movements elsewhere left the score at a very sad -3 in Egypt's favor.
   Here's the morning situation up north as the Israelis prepare to counter-attack:


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